Faculty Profiles

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  • René Galand

    Professor Emeritus of French
    Licence ès letters, University of Rennes; Ph.D., Yale University

    Scholar of 19th and 20th century French literature; author of poetry, short stories, and other works in Breton.

  • Charlene A. Galarneau

    Charlene A. Galarneau

    Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A.R., Iliff School of Theology; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Ethics of US health care, health policy, and public health with emphases on gender, race, and class; bioethics; theories of justice; global health.

  • Marie-Cécile Ganne-Schiermeier

    Lecturer in French
    M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Academic focus includes authorship, textual strategies, and the fashioning of subjectivity. Passionate about teaching and her commitment to students.

  • Corinne A. Gartner

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Works on ancient Greek philosophy, with emphasis on ancient ethics and moral psychology.

  • Elena Gascón-Vera

    Professor of Spanish
    Licenciatura, University of Madrid; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Researches topics from Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature and feminist studies, to Spanish postmodernism and Spanish and Mexican cinema; an educator who intends to teach a higher spiritual and ethical attitude toward life.

  • Katherine Geffcken

    Professor Emerita of Greek and Latin
  • Barbara Geller

    Professor of Religion
    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Interests include the Jewish and Christian communities of the Roman Empire, women in the Biblical world, and the history of Jerusalem.

  • Nancy P. Genero

    Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology
    A.B., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Interests include applied social psychology, community evaluation research, and basic and advanced statistics.

  • C. Pat Giersch

    C. Pat Giersch

    Professor of History
    B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Yale University

    Historian of China/Inner Asia; research on intersection of empire and ethnicity in 1700s, and 20th century transnational trade networks.

  • Beth Gifford

    Beth Gifford

    Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.S., Northeastern University

    Educates and empowers others to optimal health by sharing passion for and expertise in exercise with yoga, Pilates, coaching, training.

  • Kathleen W. Gilbert

    Instructor in Geosciences Laboratory
    B.A., Smith College; M.S., University of Miami

    Focused on stable isotope geochemistry and physical geology.

  • Catherine Keane Gilhuly

    Associate Professor of Classical Studies
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interests include gender, sexuality, and the erotics of place in the ancient world, as well as using Classics to foster interdisciplinary discussion.

  • Leigh Gilmore, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

    Leigh Gilmore

    Distinguished Visiting Professor
    B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Washington

    The author of numerous books and articles on autobiography, law and literature, and feminist theory.

  • Tracy R. Gleason

    Professor of Psychology
    A.B., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

    Developmental psychologist studying relationships, real and imagined, with a focus on young children's imaginary companions.

  • Sharon Gobes

    Sharon M. H. Gobes

    Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
    B.Sc., M.Sc., Leiden University; Ph.D., Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying animal behavior, using songbirds as a model system to study learning and memory.

  • Stacie Goddard

    Jane Bishop '51 Associate Professor of Political Science
    A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Researching issues of international security with a specific focus on legitimacy, rising powers, and territorial conflict.

    On leave 2016-17.

  • Marshall Goldman

    Professor Emeritus of Economics
    B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Ph D in Economics, Harvard University

    Studies economic and political developments in Russia, especially the energy sector and how it affects Vladimir Putin.

  • Kariann E. Goldschmitt

    Assistant Professor of Music
    B.A., University of California (Los Angeles); M.A., University of California (San Diego); Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar of Brazil and Latin America; Jazz and the African Diaspora; Audiovisual Media; global music industry

  • Octavio (Tavi) Gonzalez

    Octavio R. González

    Assistant Professor of English
    B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

    Queer literary studies, including representations of HIV/AIDS; transatlantic Modernism, including the Harlem Renaissance; and the 20C Novel.

  • Katie Goodall

    Katie Goodall

    Visiting lecturer in Environmental Studies
    B.A., Washington University in St. Louis M.Sc., University of Michigan Ph.D., University of Vermont

    Research focuses on biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology, and farmer livelihoods within agroecosystems, mostly in Latin America.

  • Robert Goree

    Robert Goree

    Assistant Professor of Japanese
    B.A., Westmont College; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Japanese language, literature, visual culture, geography, and history of print culture.

  • John Goss

    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Rhodes College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Cell biologist using fission yeast to study regulatory mechanisms of conserved, essential cellular processes.

  • Lisa Graham

    Lisa Graham

    Evelyn Barry Director of the Choral Program; Lecturer in Music
    B.A., Sonoma State College; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

    Conductor of Choral Program, including Choir, Chamber Singers, and Choral Scholars.

  • Katherine Grandjean

    Assistant Professor of History
    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Historian of early American and Native American history, English colonialism and cultural encounters, environmental history, and violence in American history.

  • Laura Grattan

    Associate Professor of Political Science
    B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Researches and teaches political theory, with a focus on grassroots organizing and the politics of race, ethnicity, and culture.

  • Nikki A. Greene

    Nikki A. Greene

    Assistant Professor of Art
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware

    Art historian examining African and African American identities, music, the body, and feminism in 20th century and contemporary art. 

  • Brenna Greer

    Brenna W. Greer

    Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences; Assistant Professor of History
    B.A., Beloit College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Historian of race, gender, and culture in 20th century U.S. with focus on African American business and visual culture.

  • Alden Griffith

    Alden Griffith

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
    B.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of California (Santa Cruz)

    Ecologist focusing on invasive plant population dynamics and environmental influences.

  • Simon Grote

    Wellesley Faculty Assistant Professor of History
    A.B., Harvard University; M.Phil., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Intellectual and cultural historian of early modern Europe.

  • Scott E. Gunther

    Associate Professor of French
    B.A., Cornell University; D.E.A., Ecole Normale Superieure & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; J.D., Ph.D., New York University

    Specialist of contemporary French society. Interested in the French media, gender and sexuality in France, and France and the European Union.

  • Evelina Gužauskytė

    Associate Professor of Spanish
    B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Interested in questions of language and representation in the colonial, trans-Atlantic, and trans-Pacific realms.